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Oh BABY!

May 7th, 2009

Two days until my first two craft shows of the summer, where I’ll be carting along my new re{VERB] wears, my wears from last year, plus these (cute kiddos not included!):

I was getting asked about baby and kids’ stuff over the last year, enough so that I decided to bite the bullet and give it a shot. The jack and jill line is also so fitting for kids that it would’ve been a shame never to try it, since each design contains lines from children’s verses.

So I simplified three of last year’s most popular designs (We all fall down — trees, Jiggety jig — squid, and See how they run — audiotape), and silkscreened them onto onesies (3-6 mo. / 6-12 mo. / 12-18 mo.) and tees (sizes 2 and 4). As with the re[VERB] shirts, I’ve just begun listing these in my etsy shop.

Again, with the help of some very sweet supportive friends who just happen to have well-behaved and super-cute kids, I can show you how these togs look when worn.

So if you’re in Ottawa this Mother’s Day weekend, drop by one of these events and say hello!

  1. Ladyfest “Tarts ‘n’ Crafts” Spring sale — Saturday May 9th, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. @ the Jack Purcell Community Centre (320 Elgin Street) — $2 admission
  2. Hintonburg “ArtsPark” — Sunday May 10th, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. @ The Parkdale Market (Parkdale Ave. at Armstrong St.

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How the Ottawa Business Journal made me into a cover girl

January 20th, 2009

Yes, that is indeed my mug on the front of the January 9th issue of the Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ). No clue how a friendly story about a t-shirt designer edges out the Nortel bankruptcy protection story… but I’ll take it!

Last week, I was contacted by Elizabeth Howell from the paper, and then a photoshoot and a phone interview later… ta-daaaa! All this came about because of a friendly family I met at a craft fair I did in November; the Dad of the fam is Jeff Pappone (motorsport correspondent for the Globe & Mail), and he very kindly suggested my t-shirts as a story to Elizabeth. Many many thanks, Jeff :)

I’m writing about this so soon after the journal hit the stands because neither “m chen wears” nor my website was printed with the story… so I’m hoping that if there are any souls out there who read the article and were intrigued, a simple google search will bring them to this blog post.

Another point of note… the photo credit for the shot of sweet Logann on page 11 goes to my partner-in-crime, John Bagnell. Here’s the original pic — lurrrvely:

As an aside (though still related) — my facebook group hit 412 members last week. For being member #400, Bonnie Homewood is getting an m chen wear of her choice. Congrats, Bonnie!

Oh, and one more thing… I thank my stars constantly and deeply appreciate all the support, attention, encouragement, interest and help I’ve gotten from friends, family, new acquaintances and strangers. Merci merci!!! I might be the luckiest person I know.

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